The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to let it enforce new conditions on grant funding for every “sanctuary city” except Chicago.
Solicitor General Noel Francisco on Monday submitted a request to Justice Elena Kagan seeking a stay of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that blocked the administration from enforcing its new requirements for grant funding, but only as to its nationwide scope.
The conditions being challenged require cities to allow federal immigration officials access to immigrants in detention facilities and provide 48-hour notice before they release an immigrant in the country illegally in order to receive federal crime-fighting funds.
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